There’s Still Hope : Dr Dini

Hello readers!

Do you know that if you’re missing a tooth, you’ve got several options to replace it. The least advisable is to do nothing! Replacing a lost tooth is important in restoring maximum function, maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth and preserving facial contours.

Your pearly whites doesn’t just look pretty. They are important place holders for each other. Overtime, those adjacent to the tooth-less gap can drift to fill the space and move out of alignment.

The most affordable way to replace missing teeth is by doing removable partial denture. Dentures are removable false teeth, made for people who have lost their natural teeth. It can be taken out and put back into your mouth.Not all dentures are created equally. In fact, the process of fabricating and fitting quality dentures is a blend of science and art which several people have important roles to play. The stars of this show include our clinical staff, the dental technician and you, the denture wearer.

The first step, take place in the dental clinic. We will take an accurate impression (mold) of the bony ridges on the top and bottom of your mouth. From this mold, the base of the denture will be crafted in the laboratory. Working together, the dentist and the lab technician can choose among many different sizes and shapes of the artificial teeth to create a natural looking smile that’s just right for you.

Let me share with you some cases I did, which the end result was amazing.

Case 1:

Siti- After. Doesn't she look beautiful?
Siti- After.








Siti hardly smile when I first met her. Her fiance, who was also my patient, brought her to see me. After the initial examination, I discovered Siti had multiple carious teeth that were unrestorable, but because she was afraid to see a dentist, she rather left her teeth deteriorated.

I suggested her to remove the unrestorable teeth and do removable upper and lower partial denture once the extraction site healed. Both, Siti and her fiance agreed to my treatment plan. Siti’s makeover took nearly three months before she got her dream smile. However it was worth it.

Case 2:

Before- Sissy with her old denture
Before- Sissy with her old denture.
Sissy with her new denture and two veneers.
Sissy with her new denture and two veneers.


Sissy was referred to us by her friend. She wanted to fix her look. Yup! That’s what she said. She is currently wearing her old denture which has already worn down. She also had extracted her left lateral incisor and this made her looked toothless when she smiled.

The first thing I did was taking few photos of her smiling and in relax mode and after I  analyzed the pictures, I came out with this option:

To do new upper denture with elongated artificial front teeth, so, when she smiles or talk , the upper teeth will be visible and this will make her look younger.

Case 3:

Saadiah's old denture
Saadiah’s old denture
Saadiah new denture.
Saadiah new denture.


Saadiah,wanted a new set of denture since, the old one is loose. I did a valplast denture for the upper teeth and normal acrylic denture for the lower. A valplast denture is made from a flexible plastic material which fits neatly into your mouth and is virtually invisible.

Saadiah old smile
Saadiah old smile
Saadiah new smile. Doesn't she look younger?
Saadiah new smile. Doesn’t she look younger?


They do not require any unsightly metal clasps to keep them in place as the clasps are part of the design of the denture and blends in with your natural gums. The plastic has almost a chameleon effect, it is so strong that the partial can be made very thin and so picks up the characteristics of the underlying tissue.


Yes, at first the denture will feels weird in your mouth, but again, you will adjust to it with time.

Chatting with loved ones and eating a great meal are two of life’s joys that new denture wearers should not have to sacrifice. However, because both of these activities can be surprisingly difficult with dentures, at least initially, these helpful hints can come in handy. The following information can get any new denture wearer off to a terrific start.

During the first few days of wearing a new set of affordable quality dentures, eating will feel somewhat strange. The best thing to do is to accept that some adjustments will have to be made and to exercise a good amount of patience. It is wise to select food items that are easily chewed and swallowed, including such things as fish, cooked vegetables, eggs, yogurt, and ice cream. New denture wearers should take smaller bites than they normally would and avoid biting hard with their front teeth. Foods that are excessively chewy in nature, such as caramels, ought to remain off of the menu for at least the short term.

Once dentures have been worn for anywhere between two weeks and three months, wearers are likely to find that eating has become far easier and much more natural.

If speaking clearly with dentures proves challenging, and it does for many new wearers, there are a few key tricks that can remedy the problem. Because words containing “f” and “s” sounds can be particularly cumbersome, it can be extremely helpful to practice speaking out loud while standing in front of a mirror and to read aloud to others to gain greater confidence.

So, if you have any question drop me an email at I will be gladly answer any of your questions.

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